My work wants to express the present moment that is simple, alive and always offering a new experience

 Gopika

ACTIVATED ART INSTALLATIONS

ACTIVATED ART INSTALLATIONS

My immersive installations create a meditative experience through activated art that carries the viewer to a place of wellness and quiet.

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PAPER ART

PAPER ART

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PAINTINGS & POETRY

PAINTINGS & POETRY

MYSTIC FIRE

Rising flames of colour in being’s chamber of gold,

Hues singing of Spirit renewing all that’s old.

Laughter in gurgling currents that ceaselessly flow

In mystic tones enwrapping the quiet inner glow.



Breath of forms so delicate tinged in silence blue,

Quickening cells of truth, with energy ever new,

Murmuring secrets unraveled from Wisdom’s coat of sky,

And inner dialogue dipped in soul’s innocent dye.



Draping in reds intense, a world of whispering shadows,

Swaying figures green, reflections of blues and yellows,

Ochre, orange and magenta tracing the fire ablaze

Of unflickering aspiration like the sun’s piercing rays.



O spirits of colour, painting dreams of delight,

Of a new world afloat in the soul’s deepest height,

Promising Earth with songs of your future golden Dawn,

As the world’s bosom waits for the light to be born.

Mystic Fire is a collection of paintings that was created while chanting mantras. The inspiration that emerged from the sounds like inner fire rising in varied colors, came together as two paintings side by side depicting the movement and nature of this fire or inner aspiration.

TATTVAM

​A Mantra of power and light journeys beyond the sense of word

to a vibration of its perfect form expanding through colored matter

to a hidden geometry of luminous patterns that in silent layers unveil

its sound as a reflection of a deeper truth

that is born out of the infinite

and merges back into the same…Tat Tvam Asi

That You Are.                          



Tattvam (essence) is a collection of paintings that depicts the journey of the mantra in a progression towards its deeper subtle essence.

The inspiration of this exhibition comes from the science of ancient mantras that explore doorways in their sound vibrations to reflect the hidden cosmic patterns at play within them. Elements in physical nature all around us also reflect the vibration of this cosmic energy veiled in matter. Mantras carry deeply hidden spiritual truths in their word-sounds. These truths are revealed to the chanter as she progresses on her journey. The words blossom into symbols that unveil secrets and cosmic patterns, bringing the chanter closer to the cosmic truth. An evolution from the mantra into its essence.

 

'Tattvam' in Sanskrit means 'essence'.

PHOTOGRAPHY & POETRY

I N   T H E   H E A R T   

Capturing an image opens me to a contemplative space. The quiet picture in front of me and all around me, sometimes still and sometimes changing, speaks its own story. I go about it and around it in my mind to find ways to express this experience and sometimes wonder if I let go of seeking for the perfect image, what is it that is present in my midst that may be seeking me?

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LIGHT SECRETS

A Ray of light in silence overspilling speaks

Gushing forth from an unknown mystical world,
Straight like an arrow comes down marvellously
Guarding a secret in its tender touch
Lighting up life in colours

And colouring life in light.

Whispering in reflections it embraces matter,
Echoing through textures it follows a form,
Hiding layers within layers shadows invisible,
Revealing an outline, caressing contours
Dancing in its graceful curve
And curving in its graceful dance.
O Ray of light, you smile in poised silence
While matter is tickled by your searching beams,
Weaving gold and blue in creaseless harmony,
Reds feeling greens and blues longing for yellows,
Notes of coloured laughter throb in my veins
While my whole being becomes your stage
For the unveiling dance of your divine secret
                                                                

 

A leaf lies motionless, fallen from a tree,
barely touching earth’s warm-red bosom.
Its parched greenless cells yearn in flames of prayer
to rediscover a newer tomorrow.
Its dying veins still alive in woody fragrances,
invisible Breath swinging to spirit silence,
watching shadows in hushed quietude.
And straining to give voice to a song that sings
of a whirlpool of dreams longing to break free,
back to the green and gold of an ever-green tree
swaying under brooding skies of undying love.
Waves of gold from worlds afar
in streaming laughter come pouring down,
quenching with colour every pore that thirsts
and flowing warmth into its lonely skin.
And from the core of this new substance light,
a voice floats in remembering a tender song
that soothes the soul with a hope beyond.

 

O soul, cleave not to the clinging past,
redolent with memories of flower and spring.
Let go as the waters embrace you whole,
intact the memory of your path ahead,
offer yourself up to the flow of Time,
trusting That which survives death and decay,
ceaselessly preparing this
silent renewal.
 

 


 

SILENT RENEWAL

SILENT RENEWAL

 

 

She floats beneath heaven, speckled, colour-fresh,

Sways on sun-dried ropes in a patterned mesh,
Singing silver and gold, shimmering skins of light,
Frees songs of silence in a moonstruck night.

She watches emerald billows, these shadows ever changing,
Once faded rhythms re-echo with new arranging,
She instils alien light into lives of daily dust,
Freeing birds of longing from their cages of rust.

She thrills with blues and greens and vivid yellow’s sweep
Streams of faery  radiance, in dappled furrows deep.
She seeks to marry earth with the yearning sky above,
Freeing souls awaking to skies of brilliant Love.

Fly, soul, fly
Up starry slopes, on high,
To a seamless world of incessant Light
Where freedom, love and joy
Glow deathless in that inner sky.

 

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GOPIKA DAHANUKAR

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                  VOCALIST

 

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